Exploring Museum Theatre available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||American Association for State and Local History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.08(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Tessa Bridal is Director of Public Programs for the Science Museum of Minnesota, one of the pioneer institutions in the use of theatre as an interpretive technique.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface or Dramatic Prologue Chapter 2 Chapter I: What Is Museum Theatre? Chapter 3 Chapter II: A Brief History Chapter 4 Chapter III: The Interpretive Palette Chapter 5 Chapter IV: Selecting, Writing, and Developing Your First Program Chapter 6 Chapter V: General Costs and How to Fund Them Chapter 7 Chapter VI: There's an Actor in our Collections! Chapter 8 Chapter VII: Technical Requirements and Staff Chapter 9 Chapter VIII: Evaluations and Visitor Perspective Findings Chapter 10 Chapter IX: Selling the Idea Chapter 11 Chapter X: Promoting and Marketing Your Theatre Program Chapter 12 Chapter XI: How Theatre Has Been Used to Present Difficult Issues Chapter 13 Chapter XII: Collaborations and Partnerships Chapter 14 Chapter XIII: Historic Interpretation Chapter 15 Epilogue: The Future of Museum Theatre Chapter 16 Appendix A: Average Costs Incurred in Mountain Museum Theatre Productions and Sample Budgets for Small, Medium and Large Programs Chapter 17 Appendix B: Elements of a Treatment and Sample Treatment Chapter 18 Appendix C: Sample Contract - Playwright, Director, Actor, Designers Chapter 19 Appendix D: Position Description - Actor/Presenter Chapter 20 Appendix E: Audition Form Chapter 21 Appendix F: Position Description - Theatre/Presentations Coordinator Chapter 22 Appendix G: Glossary of Commonly Used Theatre Terms Chapter 23 Bibliography Chapter 24 About the Author